An action-packed adventure from London to Baghdad.
“Escapist fantasy” British Theatre Guide
“A very well-paced, humorous, thought-provoking, well-written and performed play" – Mumsnet Merton
“Exciting and Endearing” – Curious Mum
"Treat for families" - The Richmond Magazine
Nomi wants a story of her own. She lives in London but dreams about Baghdad, where her parents are from. Why can’t London be like her family’s fantastical stories of flying carpets and shooting stars?
One night over dinner, a genie bursts out of a mango pickle jar and Nomi is swept away on a magic carpet to Baghdad. Characters from the Arabian Nights come to life as Nomi meets Sinbad and swims the Tigris in a quest to discover her story. But when her three wishes run out, how will Nomi get back home?
A magical play about exploring your culture and knowing where you come from so you know where you’re going.
Operation Magic Carpet is suitable for ages 6-11
AGE POLICY: Children younger than 6 will only be admitted to performances marked All Ages Welcome. Click here for more information.
Schools £10 (plus one free teacher ticket for every 10 students)
After-Show Talk Sat 18 Apr 2.30pm
Audio Described Fri 15 May 10.30am, Sat 16 May 2.30pm
Relaxed Performance Sat 16 May 11am
Click here to download the Relaxed Performance synopsis pack
Polka Theatre Presents Operation Magic Carpet
Written by Samantha Ellis
Director Rosamunde Hutt
Composer Attab Haddad
Designer Sophia Lovell Smith
Lighting Design Aideen Malone
Fight Arrangers RC- Annie